Apple Mango Chicken With Peach Plum Salsa | Cook for Your Life
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Apple Mango Chicken With Peach Plum Salsa

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 25 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 40 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

This apple mango chicken recipe was created for us by Chef Dave Martin. The chicken breasts are marinated in an apple cider and mango marinade overnight, making for sweet-and-juicy results the next day. Top with...


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup mango juice
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut oil or walnut oil
  • 2 cups peach salsa (or 1 recipe Peach Plum Salsa)
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Nutrition Facts


311 cals


16 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

8 g


18 g


13 g


2 g


26 g


688 mg


  1. Remove any fat and cartilage from the chicken breasts and cut each into small 3 inch strips. (see Chef Tips)
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together apple cider, mango juice, half the salt, half the black pepper and the nut oil. Pour into a non-reactive Pyrex dish, container or large Ziploc bag, and lay the strips of chicken in the marinade. They should be well coated. Let the chicken marinate at least 3 hours, but for best results marinate overnight.
  3. If using, prepare the Peach & Plum Salsa. Set aside until ready to cook the chicken. You can do this up to 1 day ahead of time if you keep it in the fridge.
  4. When you are ready to cook, mix together the remaining kosher salt and black pepper. Remove the chicken strips from marinade and season both sides of each strip with a pinch of the salt and pepper blend. Discard any that’s left over or keep for another use.
  5. Heat outdoor or indoor grill to high and place strips on it, quickly grilling each side. Do not overcook the chicken. Because some of the acids from the juices have broken down the chicken already, the cooking time for these little strips is about 3-5 minutes total. Remove cooked chicken from the grill and place in a new clean container. Cover with saran wrap or foil and let chicken rest for 5-10 minutes (it will continue to cook, slightly). Serve warm or at room temperature with Peach & Plum Salsa

Chef Tips

It’s OK to use pre-cut chicken tenders if you are fatigued.

Nut oils can go rancid very quickly, so store them in a cool place or in the door of your fridge.

Registered Dietitian Approved

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